[Air-L] UCLA Post-Doctoral Research Position

petertdarch at ucla.edu petertdarch at ucla.edu
Wed Aug 21 05:00:05 PDT 2013

UCLA Post-Doctoral Research Position
One-year appointment beginning October, 2013, with possibility for  
renewal. Review of applications begins August 15; submission deadline  
is September 15.

We seek a postdoctoral researcher to join our research project:
The Transformation of Knowledge, Culture, and Practice in Data-Driven Science:
A Knowledge Infrastructures Perspective (2012-2015)
We are conducting interview, ethnographic, and document studies of  
scientific data practices such as data collection, analysis,  
management, sharing, and reuse at four distributed research projects  
in astronomy and earth sciences. Our project is funded by the Sloan  
Foundation Digital Information Technology Program  

The postdoctoral researcher will participate actively in the  
collaboration, including the design, conduct, and analysis of  
interviews, document analysis, ethnographic fieldwork, and writing for  
publication. The postdoctoral researcher will gain experience in  
collaborative research, research project organization, and digital  
data research practices. The project is based at the University of  
California at Los Angeles (UCLA) and residence nearby is required for  
the duration of the postdoctoral research appointment. Some travel is  
required for research and conferences.

Required background includes
+ completion of the PhD; experience in interview, document analysis,  
or ethnography;
+ strong writing skills;
+ research experience studying astronomy, physical sciences, or earth  
+ substantial knowledge of scholarly communication, practice and  
policy in data-driven research, Information Studies, or Science,  
Technology, and Society studies.

Preferred background includes
+ experience in writing for publication;
+ expertise in knowledge organization (metadata, ontologies, archival  
+ expertise in the physical or earth sciences.

Please submit a statement of interest that discusses your  
qualifications and interests with respect to the required and  
preferred background for the position. Your application should also  
include two scholarly writing samples (e.g., refereed journal articles  
or conference papers, dissertation chapters), curriculum vitae, and  
list of three references. Send these to Prof. Christine Borgman, PI,  
borgman at gseis.ucla.edu and to Prof. Sharon Traweek, Co-PI  
traweek at history.ucla.edu

The starting salary is $50,000 per year, plus benefits. Selected  
candidate may enroll in UC sponsored benefits or opt out. Official  
documentation for completion of the PhD is required (certificate of  
completion, transcript, or diploma). Work is to be done 12 months of  
the year, excluding university holidays; the postdoctoral researcher  
is entitled to 24 paid personal days and 12 paid sick days per year.   
For further information about postdoctoral appointments at UCLA:  
http://www.gdnet.ucla.edu/postdocs.html  Postdoctoral Researchers at  
UC are represented by UAW Local 5810. http://uaw5810.org/

More information about the investigators: Christine Borgman, Professor  
& Presidential Chair in Information Studies, UCLA
Sharon Traweek, UCLA Gender Studies & History Departments, with ties  
to students and faculty in the Anthropology & Information Studies  
Departments; member of the advisory boards for the UCLA Terasaki  
Center for Japanese Studies and the UCLA Center for the Study of Women

Interviews will be conducted at UCLA, by video, and at conferences  
attended by the principal investigators prior to the time the position  
is filled.

More information about the Air-L mailing list